Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 658 938 987
Rank change year-on-year +280 +49 -39
Permanent jobs citing KVM 47 146 194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.60% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 43 107 166
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,200 £33,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £78,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +12.36%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9,287 24,474 24,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 17.32% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7,760 20,016 20,173
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £30,750 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,820 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.16% - +10.39%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +305 46 £45,000 +5.88% 14
England +292 44 £45,000 - 17
South East +221 15 £47,500 +5.56% 3
North of England +186 14 £39,000 -8.24% 1
South West +132 12 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Yorkshire +143 7 £45,000 +5.88%
North West +134 7 £31,500 -25.88% 1
East of England +125 2 - - 1
Wales +35 2 £42,500 +10.39%
London +210 1 £55,000 - 4
Work from Home +58 1 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 38 (80.85%) Linux
2 34 (72.34%) VMware
3 32 (68.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (55.32%) Python
5 22 (46.81%) Hyper-V
6 21 (44.68%) Data Centre
7 20 (42.55%) Bash Shell
8 18 (38.30%) Docker
8 18 (38.30%) Windows
9 17 (36.17%) Ubuntu
10 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (29.79%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (27.66%) Ansible
11 13 (27.66%) OpenStack
11 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
11 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
11 13 (27.66%) Firewall
12 12 (25.53%) MySQL
12 12 (25.53%) Puppet
13 11 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
13 11 (23.40%) LAMP
13 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
13 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
13 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
14 10 (21.28%) Degree
15 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
15 9 (19.15%) CentOS
15 9 (19.15%) Proxmox
15 9 (19.15%) Vagrant

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (27.66%) OpenStack
2 7 (14.89%) Apache
2 7 (14.89%) Confluence
3 4 (8.51%) CloudStack
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
4 2 (4.26%) Jetty
4 2 (4.26%) nginx
4 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Azure
2 7 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (14.89%) Office 365
3 2 (4.26%) AWS
3 2 (4.26%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) Firewall
2 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.89%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (14.89%) VLAN
4 6 (12.77%) H.323
4 6 (12.77%) SAN
5 5 (10.64%) Network Security
6 4 (8.51%) WAN
7 2 (4.26%) DHCP
7 2 (4.26%) DNS
7 2 (4.26%) LAN
8 1 (2.13%) GPON
8 1 (2.13%) Internet
8 1 (2.13%) NGN
8 1 (2.13%) OpenFlow
8 1 (2.13%) RTP
8 1 (2.13%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (2.13%) SSL
8 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) MySQL
2 7 (14.89%) MariaDB
3 5 (10.64%) CouchDB
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.15%) Vagrant
3 7 (14.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (14.89%) Bitbucket
3 7 (14.89%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) Selenium
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.26%) GitLab
7 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
7 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Administrator
2 10 (21.28%) Linux Administrator
2 10 (21.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 10 (21.28%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (19.15%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Software Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) IT Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) LAMP
2 7 (14.89%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (14.89%) YAML
3 6 (12.77%) WebRTC
4 5 (10.64%) pytest
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (44.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.89%) Fat Client
2 7 (14.89%) Thin Client
3 6 (12.77%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (10.64%) Clustering
4 5 (10.64%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (80.85%) Linux
2 18 (38.30%) Windows
3 17 (36.17%) Ubuntu
4 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
5 9 (19.15%) CentOS
6 7 (14.89%) FreeBSD
6 7 (14.89%) FreeNAS
7 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Debian
8 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (29.79%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
3 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (14.89%) Commercial Awareness
5 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
5 7 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (14.89%) DevOps
5 7 (14.89%) High Availability
5 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (12.77%) OO
6 6 (12.77%) OOP
6 6 (12.77%) QA Automation
6 6 (12.77%) SDET
6 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Stress Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Systems Engineering
6 6 (12.77%) TDD
6 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) Python
2 20 (42.55%) Bash Shell
3 8 (17.02%) C
3 8 (17.02%) C++
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) PHP
5 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.64%) Perl
6 5 (10.64%) Ruby
6 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.51%) Go
8 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
System Software
1 32 (68.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (46.81%) Hyper-V
3 18 (38.30%) Docker
4 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
5 8 (17.02%) Xen
6 6 (12.77%) Ceph
7 5 (10.64%) Btrfs
7 5 (10.64%) DRBD
8 4 (8.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (2.13%) Firmware
9 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Ansible
2 12 (25.53%) Puppet
3 11 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (19.15%) Proxmox
5 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
6 7 (14.89%) Terraform
7 5 (10.64%) Check_MK
7 5 (10.64%) Nagios
8 4 (8.51%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (4.26%) Consul
9 2 (4.26%) Packer
10 1 (2.13%) Cobbler
10 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 34 (72.34%) VMware
2 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
3 8 (17.02%) Atlassian
3 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.89%) Cisco
4 7 (14.89%) Draytek
4 7 (14.89%) Percona
4 7 (14.89%) SaltStack
4 7 (14.89%) Sophos
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) IBM